The iconic backdrop of Edinburgh, visible throughout the city, Arthur’s seat stands proud. This extinct volcano is in the heart of the city and a popular place for hill walkers, tourists and locals. From the top, you get spectacular views across the city of Edinburgh to the Firth of Forth.
Just a short drive outside of Edinburgh, Roslin is the perfect day trip to explore some history and nature. The small village is known across the world, thanks to the Da Vinci Code, and Dolly the sheep. For history lovers and explorers, Roslin is a great day trip from Edinburgh, which is well worth a visit.
One of the first things that comes to mind when I say ‘Copenhagen’ is the colourful buildings and architecture. One of the most iconic spots in Copenhagen, known for this very reason is Nyhavn. The waterfront cafes and bars are bustling as canal boats float by. The waterfront starts at Kongens Nytorv to the harbour in front of the Royal Playhouse, and is lined with historic colourful buildings, and home to many beautiful boats.
One of the best ways to get to know the history of the place you are visiting, is by exploring the museums there. It’s a perfect activity, whether you are somewhere hot and escaping the sun, or the museum can give you refuge from the rain or cold. I always seek out the museums in the cities that I visit, to see different histories and understand their heritages.
With James moving to Denmark as part of his conservation degree this year, this was a perfect excuse to explore a new city. I’ve now managed to visit twice, the first in November and the second time in the February midterm break. I flew direct from Edinburgh – a quick 1hr30 flight. Each trip, I’veContinue reading “How to Spend a Weekend in Copenhagen”
f you are an animal lover, looking for something a bit different to do in Edinburgh city centre, then Love Gorgie Farm is the place for you. Hidden off of Gorgie road, the city farm is home to friendly animals who all love a bit of attention. It’s a perfect place to visit during the holidays or at the weekend for kids of all ages, and adults too.
s a beautiful Scottish seaside town, filled with history and character. From exploring the local wildlife and nature spots, to its High Street filled with local businesses, there are plenty things to do in North Berwick.
Stepping onto the Strathspey Steam Train is taking a step back in time. Riding the Highland Line from Aviemore is an experience you won’t forget, as you hear the train chugging through the beautiful countryside.
Just a short coastal walk from North Berwick lies the imposing ruins of Tantallon Castle. Sitting on the edge of the coast, with Bass Rock and the Firth of Forth as a backdrop, Tantallon Castle is a stunning historic site that should be visited by anyone in East Lothian.
Steeped in history, Durham city is characterised by its Cathedral and the University. The city is a perfect size for a weekend get away, with plenty of local restaurants and shops, and history sites that explore the history of Durham and beyond. Find out the top things to do in Durham here.